Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

The more I have studied American history and the more clearly I have seen what the problems are. I do believe that the common denominator of our great men in public life has not been mere allegiance to one political party but the disinterested devotion with which they have strived to serve the whole country. And the relative unimportance that they have ascribed to politics compared with the paramount importance of Government.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. FDR Speaks authorized speeches, 1933-1945 (recordings of Franklin Roosevelt's public addresses), side 6, Jackson Day dinner (Jan. 8, 1940), ed. Henry Steele Commager, Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt, Washington Records, Inc. (1960).
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